Today, for the first time in two decades, all four units at Bruce A supplied clean, low-cost electricity to the people of Ontario, with the return to service of Unit 4.
Having all four units at Bruce A in operation is a significant achievement for the Bruce site, said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Through the return to service of Units 1 and 2 last year, combined with investment programs in both Units 3 and 4, we now have all Bruce A units generating low-cost electricity for the first time in two decades and for years to come,” Hawthorne said. “Electricity from Bruce A is important as Ontario moves forward to complete coal phase-out with affordable Bruce Power nuclear.”
Prior to its planned outage, Unit 4 had a record run of over 570 days of continuous operation.
“We are pleased with the strong performance of Units 1 and 2 since they returned to service and Unit 3 has also run safely and reliably following the West Shift Plus program last year,” said Len Clewett, Executive Vice President and Bruce Power’s Chief Nuclear Officer. “With Unit 4 back, Ontario can now count on all four Bruce A units to meet the province’s energy needs, while keeping costs low for our families and businesses.”
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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